Overview

Matthew U. Scherer assists employers in all aspects of employment law. He has significant experience in leave and disability laws, workplace privacy and data use. 

Before entering private practice, Matt completed judicial clerkships for the Hon. Deborah L. Cook, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Hon. Gregory M. Sleet, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and the Hon. Charles K. Wiggins, Washington Supreme Court. These provided him experience with both state and federal courts and at the trial court, intermediate appellate court and supreme court levels. He also served for more than two years as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Pontiac, Michigan.

Matt is a member of Littler’s Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and Automation industry group and is a noted writer and commentator on the legal issues surrounding these emerging technologies.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section: Committee on Technology In the Practice and Workplace

American Bar Association

Member

Science & Technology Law Section: Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Committee on Big Data

American Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section, Technology Law Section

State Bar of Oregon

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

Washington State Bar Association

Chair, Subcommittee on Legal Status of Autonomous Systems

Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, Law Committee

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

News, Analysis & Press

Comments on the Department of Labor’s Draft Fiscal Years 2018-2022 Strategic Plan: Incorporating the Impact of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Other Automated Systems Technologies into DOL’s Strategic Goals

December 7, 2017

How to Manage Staffing & Morale During Robotics Adoption

Robotics Business Review

September 21, 2017

Healer, Witness, or Double Agent? Reexamining the Ethics of Forensic Psychiatry

29 J. L. & Health

2017

Regulating Artificial Intelligence Systems: Risks, Challenges, Competencies and Strategies

29 Harv. J. L. & Tech. 353

2016

AI in HR: Civil Rights Implications of Employers’ Use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

SciTech Lawyer

Winter 2017

Let the Punishment Fit the Criminal: The Use of Societal Value Arguments in Criminal Sentencing

21 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 1063

2008

Speaking Engagements

AI in HR

Texas A&M Journal of Property Law Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession, Dallas, TX

October 20, 2017

Managing the Public Risks of AI

Premier CIO Forum, Portland, OR

October 12, 2017

How to Manage Staffing and Morale During Robotics Adoption

RoboBusiness 2017, Santa Clara, CA

September 28, 2017

Building an Unbiased AI: End-to-End Diversity and Inclusion in AI Development

O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference, San Francisco, CA

September 18, 2017

Private Law and Public Law Answers to AI: A Discussion of Robotics and Regulation

WeRobot 2017, New Haven, CT

April 1, 2017

Public Risk Management for AI: The Path Forward

Asilomar Conference on Beneficial AI, Pacific Grove, CA

January 8, 2017

Handling Medical and Leave Issues

Sterling Education Services, Portland, OR

June 15, 2016

Law and Artificial Intelligence Policy: Why AI Demands New Regulatory Paradigms

ASU Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies, Tempe, AZ

May 24, 2016

FMLA, WFLA, WFCA, WMFLA, PDL, OFLA, OMFLA, OCVL, OVCCLA, ADA, ADAAA and More: The Alphabet Soup of Employee Leave Laws for Washington and Oregon Employers

Clark County Bar Association, Vancouver, WA

February 10, 2016

Law and Artificial Intelligence Policy: Why AI Demands New Regulatory Paradigms

NYU Symposium on the Future of Artificial Intelligence, New York, NY

January 12, 2016

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2009 magna cum laude
  • M.S., University of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2005 magna cum laude

Bar Admission

Michigan
Oregon
Washington

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon